How To Delete Board And Card In Trello

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A Trello Board consists of a number of lists, which further includes cards to represent all the tasks. And each and every card represents something really important. But it’s really common that what card you think is important today may turn out to be completely useless tomorrow. The same is the case with the boards itself. It may be that the project is completed or you just want to start over by creating a new Board.

There are multiple reasons for which you might want to remove the existing cards or an entire board. But the thing is, deleting cards or boards in Trello isn’t that straight forward. And if you’re here reading this article, then you are already might be well aware of that.

But no worries because you are in the right place. In this article, we are going to guide you on how to delete a card or a board in Trello from PC and even from your Android and iOS device. So let’s get straight into it.

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Delete Boards And Cards In Trello

As already mentioned before, deleting anything on Trello isn’t a single click process. Also, as of now, you can’t delete boards or cards in bulk. And even for a single board or a card, you’ll have to do some work before permanently deleting them.

If you’re only looking for the process to delete cards and not boards, then you can skip directly to it by clicking here.

Deleting Board From Web Browser Using Trello Site

Before being able to permanently remove a board first, you’ll have to close that board. Closing a board means choosing not to see that board in the board’s list. After closing, it is up to you if you want to keep that board closed, or do you want to go on and delete it.

So, if you want to delete a board permanently, then you just have to follow these simple steps. (Do note that you need to have “Admin Permissions” to close or delete a board)

1. First, Log into Trello and you’ll directly reach your Board section.

2. Now, select the board you want to delete.selecting a board to delete

3. After getting to the desired Board, find the Show menu icon on the upper right corner of the board screen and click on it.clicking on show menu

4. Now click on “More” to expand the menu further.expanding menu by clicking on more

5. Click on “Close Board…” option from the menu. And confirm the closure of the board by again clicking on “Close”close board on Trello

6. Now that you have closed the board, you’ll see options to Re-open the board or Permanently delete the board. Finally, click on “Permanently Delete Board.”delete board in Trello

Closing Boards From Trello Android And iOS Using Trello App

If you’re using a Trello app in your smartphone, then you can close a Trello board, but you can’t delete it. Nevertheless, we have mentioned the steps to close a Trello board using the mobile app. Because you can find the previously closed boards on the Trello site and delete them later.

In Android

1. Launch the Trello Android app on your smartphone.

2. You’ll directly get to your board section. Select the board you wish to close.selecting the board in android

3. Now that you’re on the board, tap on the Three Dot icon on the top right corner to open the menu.clicking on menu icon

4. After getting to the menu, go to “Board Settings.”clicking on board settings

5. Now in Board Settings, scroll down to find the “Close board” option and tap on it.closing trello board in android

In iOS

1. Launch the Trello iOS app and select the board which you want to close.selecting board to close in iOS

2. Now open the board menu by tapping on the Three Dot Icon.clicking on three dot icon

3. After getting to the menu, tap on the setting icon to open board settings.clicking on settings icon

4. And finally, scroll down and close the board using “Close Board” option.closing trello board in iOS

Remove The Previously Closed Board From Trello Site

If you want to find and delete a board that is already closed from your PC or your smartphone, then you can do that using your web browser by following the given steps.

1. Presuming that you are already Logged into Trello, click on “Boards” button on the top left corner of the screen.clicking on boards

2. Now, scroll down and click on “See closed board.”click on see closed boards

3. You’ll see a list of all the closed boards with an option to permanently delete them. Simply click on “Delete” to permanently delete a board.deleting closed trello boards

Delete Cards From Trello Site

The procedure to delete a card in the web browser is somewhat similar to the procedure of deleting a board. But unlike with boards, you’ll have to “Archive” a card before deleting it. You can follow the given steps to do so.

1. Sign in to Trello and select the board which includes the cards you want to delete.selecting the board to delete cards

  1. Now, move the cursor to the card and you’ll see the edit icon. Click on it.clicking on edit icon

2. From the presented list of options, click on “Archive.”archive cards in Trello

3. After archiving the card, click on the Show Menu option on the upper right corner of the screen.clicking on show menu

4. Then click on “More” to expand the menu.expanding the menu

5. Now click on “Archived Items” to find all the previously archived cards.getting to the archived items

6. Finally, click on the “Delete” option below the archived items.delete cards in trello

(Note: You can archive all the cards at once in a particular list. To do so, click on the Three dot icon on the right side of the list title, and then click on “Archive all cards in this list” option.)

Deleting Cards In Android and iOS App

Unlike with a web browser, the cards can directly be deleted without archiving them using an Android or iOS device. The procedure to do so is almost the same with both Android and iOS device. So we’ve included the steps using the Android device only. However, you can follow the exact same steps with an iOS device to get the same result.

1. Launch the Trello Android app and select the desired board.

2. Now simply tap on any card you want to delete.tap on a card

3. After getting to the card settings, tap on the Three dot on three dot icon

4. And at last, tap on “Delete” to permanently delete the card.permanently delete trello card on android

Also Read: How To Add People To Board On Trello


Deleting a Board or a card in Trello can get a bit complicated. If not complicated, then time-consuming for sure. Mostly because you can’t delete boards or cards in bulk. And you have to close or archive each and every board and card to permanently delete them. With boards, you have no choice other than closing and deleting them from your web browser. But we suggest you use Trello mobile app to delete cards if you want them to be permanently deleted without being archived.

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    Shivam is a blogger who is always fascinated with the technology and the amount of knowledge he can gather from the internet. He is trying to nerdify everyone around him with that same knowledge, through his writings.

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Shivam is a blogger who is always fascinated with the technology and the amount of knowledge he can gather from the internet. He is trying to nerdify everyone around him with that same knowledge, through his writings.

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